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Chris Bunch

Chris Bunch
Chris is Head of Cloudreach Europe, leading our Sales and Enablement teams.

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Cloud Trends for 2017 and Beyond

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Jan-2017 08:30:00 / by Chris Bunch posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation

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That time of year isn’t it? Everyone becomes a fortune teller and starts writing about things that will happen in the year ahead. Last year I wrote about IoT, and we did see a lot of development in that area - including (sadly) the security watchpoint I mentioned in the article.

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AWS re:Invent - Summarising the Madness

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Dec-2016 16:49:37 / by Chris Bunch posted in Amazon Web Services, Events & Meet-Ups

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For those of you who attended re:Invent last week, have you recovered yet? I feel my life expectancy may be a month or two shorter as a result of the trip, yet somehow AWS and the cloudy attendees present managed to make it better nonetheless.

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Is IoT Safe for your Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Nov-2016 10:08:30 / by Chris Bunch posted in Cloud Trends, Security, Innovation, Best Practice & Advice

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Back in January I wrote a post on IoT and the year ahead. I suspect the past few weeks’ activities have given IoT somewhat more press than my humble ramblings. Pretty much no one escaped the news that there have been some interesting new variants on the good old fashioned Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), leveraging weak points in IoT devices around the world.

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re:Invent - A serious business trip. In Las Vegas.

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Oct-2016 10:06:04 / by Chris Bunch posted in Amazon Web Services, Events & Meet-Ups

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Ever tried to explain to someone that you’re going to Las Vegas for a serious business trip? Good lord it’s difficult. Something about the Nevada desert seems to make everyone assume you’re on ‘a jolly’. What’s the truth?

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Public Cloud: Definitely More Secure Than Your Own Datacentre

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Sep-2016 15:39:54 / by Chris Bunch posted in Cloud Trends, Security, Innovation, Cloud Adoption, Best Practice & Advice

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Headline too strong for you? Well, it was inspired by a couple of conversations this week that took me back in time to 2011 when I first joined Cloudreach, and the business world was a little more suspicious of cloud security.

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Cloud strategy: All in, or hybrid?

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-May-2016 10:27:53 / by Chris Bunch posted in Cloud Trends, Best Practice & Advice

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 Writing this post freshly back in a UK time zone, following a trip to the west coast last week to the Microsoft Cloud & Hosting Summit. It was my first time at the event, and I had some fascinating conversations with a number of senior individuals. As I think about the takeaway messages, the one that stands out the most is Microsoft’s hybrid approach in their go to market message for enterprise cloud.

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Security - It's a Scary World Out There

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Feb-2016 09:54:39 / by Chris Bunch posted in Security, Cloud Adoption, Partnerships

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Now there’s a doom mongering headline, eh? Well, it’s true so I make no apology for it. It’s been nearly a year since I last wrote on the subject of security (“How Secure is your data”), but having been to visit our partners Alert Logic recently, I was motivated to jot down a few further thoughts.

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CSP: A New Way to Consume Azure

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Feb-2016 09:08:46 / by Chris Bunch posted in Microsoft Azure, Cloud Trends

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I didn’t know you guys worked with Microsoft? Yep. In fact Cloudreach has been a Microsoft partner since 2009, and we’ve built, migrated and operated countless environments in AWS built using platforms like Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics AX, etc.

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2016, the Year of Internet of Things

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Jan-2016 14:49:32 / by Chris Bunch posted in Cloud Trends, Innovation, Cloud Adoption, Amazon Web Services

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 Welcome to 2016 you lovely Cloudy Readers. Hope you managed to take a few days’ rest and eat some [relevant seasonal food]. Ready to get back into it? ‘Course you are. “Internet of Things” (IoT) looks like it will be to 2016 what “Big Data” was to 2015 in terms of level of hype and sales waffle.

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Serverless Architectures - Scalability Without Infrastructure

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Dec-2015 09:40:35 / by Chris Bunch posted in Cloud Trends, Amazon Web Services, Best Practice & Advice

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Today brings a long overdue blog post from Cloudy Towers on a topic which can legitimately be described as “hot” in the world of technology (and AWS especially): serverless infrastructures.

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